VCS Residents and VTH Interns Honored

July 8, 2016

(Left-right) Outgoing VCS residents Katrina Stewart, Bryan Eason, Daniel Duffy, Gabby Arroyo, Nicholas Szigetvari, Talisha Moore, Larry Hoscheit, Sonia Honkisz, Magdalena Parys and Caroline Gillespie.

(Left-right) Outgoing VCS residents Katrina Stewart, Bryan Eason, Daniel Duffy, Gabby Arroyo, Nicholas Szigetvari, Talisha Moore, Larry Hoscheit, Sonia Honkisz, Magdalena Parys and Caroline Gillespie.

Summer means saying good-bye to a group of dedicated veterinarians who are completing their residency and intern programs in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) and Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH). A reception and recognition program was held in their honor June 23, at the Dauch Alumni Center.

VCS Department Head Catharine Scott-Moncrieff introduced the program saying that the recognition ceremony is one of the highlights of the year for the department's faculty. "We can recognize the achievements of our interns and our residents, as they finish our programs here and continue on with their careers," Dr. Scott-Moncrieff said. "It's really great for us to see them having fulfilled a whole year of an internship or three years of a residency and go on to make us proud in the future." But Dr. Scott-Moncrieff added, while it is exciting, it also is bittersweet. "We have gotten to know all the interns and residents really well, and so we're saying ‘goodbye' to you. We will miss you, and we want you to stay part of the Purdue family and we hope to see you back a lot."

Dr. Jean Stiles, professor of Ophthalmology, then introduced each of the ten residents and their faculty mentors, in reverse alphabetical order. Each mentor shared some stories and qualities they appreciated about each resident before presenting them with a certificate. The graduating VCS residents are:

  • Dr. Nicholas Szigetvari – Oncology

  • Dr. Kristina Stewart – Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Magdalena Parys – Radiation Oncology

  • Dr. Talisha Moore – Neurology

  • Dr. Larry Hoscheit – Diagnostic Imaging

  • Dr. Sonia Honkisz – Oncology

  • Dr. Caroline Gillespie – Large Animal Surgery

  • Dr. Bryan Eason – Cardiology

  • Dr. Daniel Duffy – Small Animal Surgery

  • Dr. Gabby Arroyo – Large Animal Internal Medicine

Dr. Ann Weil, interim director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, then added her commendation to the outgoing residents. "You have worked so hard – I cannot imagine how our hospital could function without you. We are so pleased to have known you as individuals and so proud of your accomplishments – thank you for all the work you have done here at Purdue." Dr. Weil then introduced Dr. Paul Johnson, clinical assistant professor of emergency and critical care, who spoke on behalf of the Intern Committee, and congratulated each of the outgoing interns. "We hope you've learned a lot and will carry with you and draw from your experiences here as you continue on," Dr. Johnson said.

The outgoing small animal medicine and surgery interns for 2016 are:

  • Dr. Ghanasyam Bey – moving on to a medicine specialty internship at Blue Pearl in Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • Dr. Emory Dolan – moving on to a position as an emergency doctor at Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Richmond, Va.

  • Dr. William Goff – moving on to an associate veterinary position at North Star Veterinary Hospital in North Carolina.

  • Alessandra Keenan – moving on to do an ophthalmology specialty internship at Animal Eye Guys in Miami, Fla.

  • Julia Lindholm – moving on to a cardiology specialty internship at MedVet in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Dr. Derek Matthews – moving on to do a cardiology residency at Texas A&M

  • Dr. Dana Sengewald – moving on to a specialty internship in neurology in Los Angeles, Calif.

The recognition ceremony concluded with the introduction of an intern and resident who both are completing new programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lyn Freeman, associate professor of small animal surgery, congratulated Dr. Lyndie Holmes, who is the first Purdue Veterinary Medicine shelter medicine intern. Dr. Holmes plans to go to a small animal practice in Ohio. Then, VTH Pharmacy Director Wil Gwin recognized the first veterinary pharmacy resident, Lauren Eichstadt, who completed a new one-year program instituted through a collaboration between the Purdue Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy. Lauren has accepted the position of staff pharmacist in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of California at Davis College of Veterinary Medicine.

(Left-right) Outgoing Veterinary Teaching Hospital small animal medicine and surgery interns William Goff, Alessandra Keenan, Dana Sengewald, Emory Dolan, Ghanasyam Bey and Derek Matthews (not pictured: Julia Lindholm).

(Left-right) Outgoing Veterinary Teaching Hospital small animal medicine and surgery interns William Goff, Alessandra Keenan, Dana Sengewald, Emory Dolan, Ghanasyam Bey and Derek Matthews (not pictured: Julia Lindholm).

PVM’s first veterinary pharmacy resident Lauren Eichstadt (left) and first shelter medicine intern Lyndie Holmes.

PVM's first veterinary pharmacy resident Lauren Eichstadt (left) and first shelter medicine intern Lyndie Holmes.

Professor of Ophthalmology Jean Stiles and Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Neurology Stephanie Thomovsky congratulate neurology resident Talisha Moore.

Professor of Ophthalmology Jean Stiles and Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Neurology Stephanie Thomovsky congratulate neurology resident Talisha Moore.

Dr. Jean Stiles and Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery Nickie Baird congratulate large animal surgery resident Caroline Gillespie.

Dr. Jean Stiles and Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery Nickie Baird congratulate large animal surgery resident Caroline Gillespie.

VTH Interim Director Ann Weil and Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Paula Johnson congratulate outgoing small animal medicine and surgery intern Ghanasyam Bey.

VTH Interim Director Ann Weil and Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Paula Johnson congratulate outgoing small animal medicine and surgery intern Ghanasyam Bey.

Some of the outgoing residents were recognized with 'gifts' from their mentors. Cardiology resident Bryan Eason was rumored to have past experience as a clown in carnivals, so Dr. Henry Greene teamed-up with cardiology technician Kim Sederquist to present him with some classic clown gear.

Some of the outgoing residents were recognized with "gifts" from their mentors. Cardiology resident Bryan Eason was rumored to have past experience as a clown in carnivals, so Dr. Henry Greene teamed-up with cardiology technician Kim Sederquist to present him with some classic clown gear.

Dr. Bryan Eason in a more serious pose with Dr. Jean Stiles and Dr. Henry Greene.

Dr. Bryan Eason in a more serious pose with Dr. Jean Stiles and Dr. Henry Greene.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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